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Preventing workplace deaths and injuries

Illinois is home to many different trades and industries, and the state's economy relies on safe and effective workplaces of all types. Although workplace injuries are most harmful to their victims, preventing accidents and illnesses are not only the responsibility of employers but beneficial for them as well.

Construction worker killed on Chicago-area worksite

Construction is one of the lodestars of the American economy, and states with great amounts of construction are often looking ahead to a bright future as the home of many profitable businesses. It is perhaps most important in the construction industry to maintain a safe workplace, as even minor issues on a construction site can cause severe injury or death.

lllinois judge awards $5.9M to workplace death widow

Workplaces need to be safe for workers to function and for useful work to get done. Several professions that include innate hazards, such as road work and building construction, have to accommodate tough safety standards to reduce the chances of an injury or fatality.

Construction workers lead nation in workplace fatalities

There are boring jobs, dirty jobs and disrespected jobs. But there's a career for everyone, and workers in all professions take pride in the care they take in their products and services. Some jobs, however, are notably more dangerous than others -- creating hazardous conditions and workplace injuries.

What should you expect to pay for a funeral?

A family member is killed in a work-related accident. It's a tragic event that has a dramatic emotional impact on your family, but you also know that you need to take some time to think about the financial realities of the situation. How much is that funeral going to cost?

Can you sue an employer for a wrongful death?

Workers' compensation benefits are designed to be a no-fault system. It generally doesn't matter who was negligent -- the employer or the employee -- when someone gets injured or killed on the job, workers' compensation is designed to compensate either the employee or any close surviving relatives that were dependent on the worker.

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